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Mercer Police Blotter: Hit and run, theft by taking, domestic violence and sexual assault

Mercer Police is located on the edge of campus on Winship Street. Archived photo by Jenna Eason
November 21, 2019
This semester, Mercer Police responded to numerous incidents on and around campus. Kyle Sears, director of media relations at Mercer University, provided redacted police reports.

Macon at night: Catcalling, harassment and why victims don’t report

A Mercer student walks across the street in Mercer Village late at night.
October 11, 2019
After being followed across campus by a stranger at 2 a.m., I asked Mercer Police if the office had collected any data on similar student experiences and asked two women about navigating Macon at night.

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer junior Emma Johnston (center) leads chants during the Take Back The Night march in downtown Macon. Photo provided by Emma Johnston
April 23, 2019
Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX

Mercer under investigation for possible violations of Title IX
November 4, 2016

  Mercer University is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights for possible violations of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination...

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months

Four sexual assaults have been reported to Mercer Police in the last four months
June 1, 2016

Four sexual assaults were reported during the spring 2016 semester. Records recently released from the university indicate incident reports for sexual assaults were filed on Feb. 1, Feb. 14 and May...

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault

Do not cross: Student reports sexual assault
May 16, 2016

A Mercer student reported that she was sexually assaulted April 9 at one of the Mercer loft buildings. According to the Mercer police report filed April 11, they were dispatched to the Medical Center...

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer

An open letter to the Dean of Students regarding sexual assault at Mercer
April 28, 2016

Dean Pearson, My name is Robert Roach. I am a sophomore biology major and honors student trying to raise awareness of sexual assault on this campus. I attended the Q&A last night [Monday, April...

New project allows students to speak out about sexual assault

Emily Thompson (left)  prepares to film Junior Drew Winslett (right) for Bears Speak, a sexual assault and gender violence awareness campaign.
April 14, 2016

Mercer University junior Drew Winslett sat in a chair inside a dimly lit broadcast station with a printed copy of a story detailing an incident of relationship violence. But it’s not his own. Winslett...

SHAPE begins preparation for carnival in March

SHAPE begins preparation for carnival in March
February 1, 2011

Mercer University’s Sexual assault, Hazing and Alcohol Prevention Education committee will hold an information meeting today at 4:30 p.m. in the Connell Student Center, Conference Room 2, to discuss...

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